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Staff Development Committee


The Staff Development Committee is charged by the Vice President for Student Affairs to create development opportunities and programs for the staff within the division.

Committee Membership

The committee consists of one representative from each unit within the division. Representatives are appointed by each department Director. Representatives serve two year terms with half of the committee rotating off each year.


Upcoming Events
  • Brown Bag Lunch: First Amendment Panel Discussion - Wednesday, January 6, 2016, noon-1 p.m., 163 Student Union Discovery Room
  • Student Affairs Basketball Outing - Monday, January 18, 2016 - Men's Basketball vs. Detroit, 7 p.m., Nutter Center
  • Brown Bag Lunch: An LGBTQA Affairs Spectrum Session - Supporting Transgender Students with Petey Peterson, Director of LGBTQA Affairs - Thursday, January 28, 2016
    Spectrum Sessions are presentations designed to be customizable for a range of audiences and topics. Spectrum Sessions are developed to give different audiences a brevity of skills and knowledge within a short amount of time.  Petey Peterson will be our guest speaker and will share ideas and information about how we can support Transgender Students & develop additional skills necessary to support LGBTQA+ students, faculty & staff at Wright State University.
  • Adventure Summit - February 12-13 | Website:
  • Salsa/Samba Night - Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7-10 p.m., Student Union Atrium, Sponsored by the Office of Latino Affairs | Website:
Recent Events
  • Student Affairs Thanksgiving Potluck
  • Student Union Trick-or-Treat and Halloween Celebration for Wright State Students
  • Careers in Student Affairs Presentation with Christopher Hogan
  • Careers in Student Affairs Month Professional Headshots for SAHE Students & Student Affairs Graduate Assistants
  • 1st Annual October Walk: 1-Mile Outdoor Walk led by Trish from Fitness and Wellness
  • Dessert Wars: Student Affairs Dessert Contest
  • Student Affairs Kick-Off Breakfast
  • Brown Bag Lunch: “Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum” with Heather Rando & Dr. Erendira Lopez-Garcia
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Q & A with Dr. Dan Abrahamowicz, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Basketball Outing
  • Brown Bag Lunch: “Your Legal Liability” with Dr. Gary Dickstein
  • Brown Bag Lunch: "Toward Defining a Curriculum in Student Affairs" Presentation on Student Affairs assessment with Dr. Dwayne Todd & Nicholas LaTorre
  • Student Affairs Baseball Cookout
  • Brown Bag: "Understanding Your Wellness Program" with Peggy Bloom


The Staff Development Committee periodically publishes a newsletter to provide updates on what is happening within the Division of Student Affairs.


  • Professional Development Funding Opportunity for Student Affairs Staff
  • School Supply Drive during Annual Kick Off Breakfast helping local grandparents raising their grandchildren
  • Food Drive During Annual School's Out Picnic and October Walk helping the WSU Friendship Food Pantry

Meetings & Members

Meeting Information

The Student Affairs Staff Development Committee meets every other Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in 021 Student Union.


The current members are:

  • Dr. Gary Dickstein (chair), Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Stephanie Allen, Managing Attorney, Student Legal Services
  • Cody Benedict, Graduate Assistant, Community Standards and Student Conduct
  • Lisa Eizenga, Community Director, Residence Life and Housing
  • Christopher Hogan, Assistant Director, Community Standards and Student Conduct
  • Debbie Lamp, Associate Director, Student Activities
  • Nelda Mattison, Police Officer, University Police Department
  • Twila Murray, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Jack Pence, Assistant Director, Student Activities
  • Dan Perry, Evening and Weekend Manager, Student Union
  • Sue Rader, Assistant to the Executive Director, Nutter Center
  • Diana Riggs, Communication and Development Coordinator, Disability Services
  • Cynthia Schmid, Student Services Specialist, Community Standards and Student Conduct
  • Brenda Simpson, Administrative Specialist, Counseling and Wellness Services

Please contact Twila Murray at if you are interested in joining.